St Aloysius Catholic Primary School : Parent Governor Elections

Update 5/11/2014

Nominations for Parent Governors close on Friday 7th November.  We have one nomination so far and there are two vacancies.

Please read the following information. Governors play a crucial and important role in the School. A healthy , complete governing body with diverse skills is the mark of a good school.

ELECTION OF PARENT GOVERNORS

We currently have two Parent Governor vacancies and so must hold an election.  As many of you may already know, the governing body has an extremely important role: it is responsible for working strategically in partnership with the Headteacher and staff to identify the most important aspects of the school that need to be improved, approving plans to achieve this and ensuring progress. Governors individually have no power but when governors act collectively as a corporate team they are very powerful, as a corporate body not as individuals. All governors receive training to help them carry out their role. Oxfordshire Governor Services runs special induction courses for new governors we expect all our governors to attend this training.

Parents or anyone who has parental responsibility for a pupil on the school roll at the time of the election can stand for election. You can nominate someone for election and can vote in the election.  We also have a factsheet about becoming a governor that we can send you if you want more information.

Parent governors, like all governors, will be most effective if they bring relevant skills and experience, as well as the ability to work as part of a team.  The governing body holds four full meetings per year in the evenings.  Each governor is also appointed to at least one committee; these meet six times per year, usually in the evening.

All nominations should be sent in to the school office by 07 November 2014.  You can nominate yourself.  Nomination forms are available and every nomination must be signed by the candidate, stating that they are willing to stand.

If you would like to know a little more about becoming a parent governor, please get in touch with Pete Scarborough (parent in Willow and Bay Classes) who is at present himself a parent governor and is standing for re-election. This website also has information about governors and their roles and responsibilities on the Governors page

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